Environment

Malaysia stock photo. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Southeast Asian Economies to Grow 4.4% in 2021 amid COVID-19

April 29, 2021

The Asian Development Bank sees the trade-dependent region tracking developments in the global economy, buoyed by mass vaccinations and fiscal and monetary stimulus.
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Plastic Fantastic: How Recycling Can Unlock Billions for BIMP-EAGA Economies

March 31, 2021

Right interventions, including better sorting, setting recycled content targets, and restricting disposal in landfills, among others, are key, says World Bank study.
The ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility is supporting the recently approved sustainable transport project EDSA Greenways in the Philippines. Photo credit: ADB.

What Is the Green Recovery Program in Southeast Asia?

March 30, 2021

ASEAN plans to build back cleaner after COVID-19 by investing in sustainable transport, clean energy, and low-carbon agriculture.
Explore green growth opportunities in agriculture and fisheries, clean energy, and sustainable transport and waste management. Photo credit: ADB.

Green Investments, Big Data, Tax Reform Key to Southeast Asia’s Recovery

March 17, 2021

Three areas are critical to Southeast Asia's economic recovery: investing in green infrastructure, revenue mobilization, and big data solutions.
Borneo Pygmy Elephant seen in Danum Valley, Borneo.

Saving the Heart of Borneo

February 02, 2021

On Borneo island, about 22 million hectares of rain forests serve as lungs of the earth and hold 6% of global biodiversity.
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The Philippines Grows Its Green Finance Market

December 17, 2020

A report examines initiatives to promote green finance and recommends measures to attract more investments in green infrastructure.
Lack of clean water will make it difficult for people to wash their hands frequently to prevent COVID-19 infection. Photo credit: iStock/Dzaqi Akbar.

Preparing for Drought during a Pandemic

December 01, 2020

A UNESCAP–ASEAN report urges policy makers to include climate action and adaption in COVID-19 stimulus packages.
A volunteer, posed before spraying disinfectants in a public area in Jakarta, Indonesia on 27 March 2020.

Future-Proofing against Pandemics

August 26, 2020

ASEAN should brace for more pandemics as long as its forests and biodiversity remain under siege.
Orangutan from the tropical forest of Borneo. Photo credit: iStock/USO.

Why We Need to Save Ecotourism in a Post-Pandemic World

August 25, 2020

Nature-based tourism funds the protection of environmentally critical sanctuaries and can be a key driver of economic recovery.
Photo credit: Department of Fisheries Sabah

5 Success Stories of Good Agricultural Practices from Malaysia

June 17, 2020

GAP certification supports sustainable livelihoods for farmers and fisherfolk.